School Band Practice To Start Next Monday

From The Malakoff News
Friday, August 2, 1957

Charles Wetzel, band director for the Malakoff schools, announces band practice for high school members, beginning Monday, August 5th in the high school auditorium.  Practice for high school beginners will follow on Monday at 9:30 a.m.

Charles Wetzel

Charles Wetzel

According to Mr. Wetzel, regular rehearsals will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8:00 a.m. until the beginning of school.  All members and those wishing to play in the school band are urged to attend.

Misses Delores McLain and Deanna Poole will begin classes on Monday, teaching “twirling.”  Classes are to be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday, according to Mr. Wetzel.


Popular Young Couple Weds in Dallas Sunday

from The Malakoff News
Thursday, July 31, 1930

An item which will be of interest to Malakoff people will be found in the wedding of Miss Aline Gentry to Mr. Hobart Riddlesperger, which took place in Dallas at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Carl C. Gregory, Methodist pastor, of Dallas.


Stella Aline “Scrap” Gentry

The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Gentry of this city and is an accomplished young lady.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Riddlesperger and is a very promising young business man of this city.  He now holds the position as cashier of the First National Bank of Malakoff.

This young couple is very popular among the younger set, and they both enjoy a great host of friends who join the News in wishing them the greatest of happiness and success as they go through life together.

Immediately following the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Riddlesperger departed on a short honeymoon trip to points in Colorado after which they will be at home to their friends in this city.

Dodd’s Lake Sets Every Monday as Family Swim Day

from The Malakoff News
Friday, July 26, 1957

According to their advertisement, appearing elsewhere in this issue of The News, Dodd’s Dodd Lake Family Day AdLake, Malakoff’s Fun Resort, has designated Monday’s as “Family Swim Day,” on which the “whole family” will be permitted to swim for the single admission price of $1.00.

The special Family Monday’s, owner Melvin Dodd told The News this week, will be observed through the remainder of the current swimming season.  The $1.00 family price, Mr. Dodd said, will include dad, mom, and ALL of the children in the family, regardless of their number.  The family plan, he said, includes both the afternoon and evening hours.

America’s Immortal Mission

from The Malakoff News
Thursday, July 26, 1917

“The Preservation of Liberty and the Destiny of the Republican model of Government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on and entrusted to the hands of the American People.”
– George Washington’s First Inaugural Address
April 30th, 1789

“The case needs no arguing.  I assume that I am only expressing your own thought – what must be in the mind of every true man when he faces tragedy and the solemn glory of the present war for the emancipation of mankind.”


Woodrow Wilson 

“I summon yo to a great duty, a great privilege, a shining dignity and distinction.”

“I shall expect every man who is not a slacker to be at my side throughout this great enterprise.”
– President Wilson’s Address of July 11th, 1917.

The first quotation above is from the first official utterance of the first President of the United States; the latter is the latest official utterance from the present Chief Executive.

Birthday Congratulations

from The Malakoff News
Thursday, July 26, 1917

St. Louis, Mo.
July 16, 1917

Mr. Louis J. Scholl, Editor
The News
Malakoff, Texas

Dear Sir:

Please permit me to take this occasion to congratulate you and The News on the 5th birthday of the good paper, a copy of which is sent each week to our St. Louis offices from the office of Mr. J. F. Lehane, our General Freight and Passenger Agent, at Tyler


Louis J. Scholl, Sr.

I am sure I bespeak the sentiment of the rank and file of your readers when I chance to say that your efforts in putting out the publication are very much appreciated.

The attention of Mr. J. M. Herbert, our President, has been attracted to the editorial announcing the paper’s birthday, and he requests me to say that he too, feels it a privilege to congratulate you and wish for you and yours a most happy and prosperous year to come.

When any of our officers can be of service to you, please feel free to command us.

Yours very truly,

J. H. Estes
Special Representative

Malakoff Club to Be First Official Visit of New Rotary Governor

From The Malakoff News
Friday, July 28, 1961

The Malakoff Rotary Club, inaugurated  here some 20-odd years ago, is to be signally honored on Tuesday, August 8th, at their noon luncheon meeting, in the first official visit to the clubs throughout the 581st Rotary District by the newly installed District Governor, Mr. Geo. P. Cullum, Sr. of Dallas.

Mr. Cullum, who is widely known through the state in his sewer and waterworks construction business, and his wife, are expected to arrive in the city on August 7th and will spend that night at the Dan Royall Lake House, as the guest of Mr. Royall, newly installed president of the Malakoff Club.

Mr. Cullum, who recently assumed the office of Governor of Texas’ 581st district,


George P. Cullum, Sr.

succeeds Mr. Calvin Clyde, or Tyler.  He is a native of Dallas County and a member of the Oak Lawn Methodist Church, a religious organization, which was started in the living room of his grandfather’s home in 1872.

Mr. Cullum has been engaged in the sewer and waterworks construction business all of his life, and he has built parts of the water systems in many of the East Texas towns in which he will be serving as District Governor during the coming year.

Mr. Cullum, in addition to his present service to Rotary International, is a director of one of the Dallas banks, President of the Texas Society for Crippled Children, Chairman of the Board of the County Industrial Home, and a member of the Board of Stewards of the Oak Lawn Methodist Church.  He is also chairman of the Board of Development at the Southern Methodist University.

Mr. Cullum stated that he was allowed the honor of serving the post of Governor of Rotary’s District No. 581 by reason that his son, George Cullum, Jr. agreed to take over the operation of their construction business during the year’s tenure in this Rotary District’s highest office.